we would provide the emergency assistance needed for the victims of sandy. one of the countries worst storms in history that damaged the northeast so badly, i'm hopeful we can move on both of these issues and that we will have members on both sides who perhaps will not agree, but hopefully we will have members on both sides who will agree, and we will act as the american people expect us to do so. >> we will hear from incoming vice presidents. >> thank you. i will be very brief. the difference between a divided government and dysfunctional government is the willingness to compromise. we saw that in the senate as leader nancy pelosi, that means looking at an agreement and deciding whether unbalanced, helps move the country forward. and we're hopeful that republicans on the house will do as democrats and republicans did on the senate, and wailed equities deciding at the end of the day that everybody gets 100% of what they want. democracy means a willingness to come together for the good of the country. and that is what compromise is all about, especially in an era of divided government.